Stephen F. Austin State University

Organizations and Honor Societies

Organizations and Honor Societies

Honor Societies

Organization Description Sponsor Email
Beta Alpha Psi The honorary and professional accounting fraternity. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students. To be eligible, you must be majoring in accounting, finance or information systems and you must have completed nine hours in your major. Undergraduate membership requirements state that you must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and have either a 3.0 overall GPA or a 3.5 overall GPA in your last 30 hours. Graduate eligibility requirements are higher. Dr. Kelly Noe

Beta Gamma Sigma Founded as a national organization in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Beta Gamma Sigma has established 486 collegiate chapters in all 50 U.S. states and 19 countries and territories at schools accredited by AACSB International. More than 600,000 Beta Gamma Sigma members currently reside in all 50 U.S. states and more than 160 countries around the world. Ms. Cathy Henderson

Epsilon Chi Omicron The international business honor fraternity is open to anyone with a major or minor in international business. Students must be of junior standing, with at least 70 hours of coursework, and have an overall GPA of 3.25.

Dr. Larry O'Neal

Mu Kappa Tau The honorary fraternity in marketing. Membership is open to marketing majors with a GPA of 3.25 and of junior standing, with at least 70 hours of coursework. Dr. Larry O'Neal

Sigma Iota Epsilon A national honorary and professional fraternity for management majors. Undergraduates must have completed 70 hours of coursework, with junior standing, with at least a 3.25 overall GPA. Graduate students must have completed 9 hours at the university with at least one management course (A or B) and a graduate GPA of at least 3.25. Dr. Larry O'Neal

Student Organizations

Organization Description Sponsor Contact
Accounting Club The purpose of the Accounting Club is to act as a medium between professionals, instructors, and students who are interested in the accounting profession. Membership in the Accounting Club is open to all majors. Club activities include social events, community service, guest speakers and workshops (resumes, interviewing, study skills). Dr. Dale Spradling

American Marketing Association As the leading organization for marketers, AMA is counted on as the most credible marketing resource where their members can stay relevant with knowledge, training, and tools to enhance lifelong learning and obtain valuable information and connections. With other 30,000 who work, teach, and study in the field of marketing across the globe, AMA is constantly innovating and evolving, helping to shape the field as well as help its members excel in their careers. Dr. Marlene Kahla

Economics Reading Group Economics Reading Group is a unique student group open to anybody who would like to know more about economics. The group meets four times a semester to discuss assigned economics-related readings. It is a rare opportunity to interact with faculty in an informal setting. Past literature discussed has included Free to Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman, The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki, and the current selection is Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt. Dr. Ryan Phelps

Phi Alpha Kappa

(Finance Club)

Phi Alpha Kappa is a student organization that promotes financial literacy, the formation of a network between current students and alumni in the financial sectors and extracurricular interaction between faculty and students. The Finance Club welcomes students from all majors. Dr. Mark Simmons

Phi Beta Lambda Professional business organization dedicated to providing college business students useful business and leadership skills through participation in civic, chapter, state and national programs and activities. Members gain a competitive advantage in the business world by forming relationships with future business leaders and interacting with companies and their executives. Members can compete at the state and national level in events pertaining to every area of business study. Social events are a part of PBL activities, but the main focus is business and leadership development. Mr. Henry Dunn and Ms. Carol Wright

Society for Advancement of Management Founded in 1912 by the colleagues and disciples of Frederick Taylor, the "Father of Scientific Management." It is a non-profit organization run and advanced by hundreds of volunteers. Members come from a variety of disciplines (productions, finance, marketing, accounting, research and development, entrepreneurship), but share a common bond of interest in becoming stronger managers. SAM builds bridges among academicians, practitioners and students not only to better share management expertise, but also to develop and promote new management ideas. Dr.Gina Harden

Student Advisory Council Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a college-wide liaison organization between students in the Rusche College and faculty, staff, and administration. Members provide input on Rusche College decisions, serve as ambassadors, assist with events and programming, and network with faculty, staff, alumni, and other students. Dr. Ann Wilson and Ms. Chelsea Heidbrink